InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

February 23-24-25, 2024

The focus for today is:

Expressing my creativity is the greatest medicine imaginable.

Today's inspiration was written by Paul Levy:

In the challenging times that we are living in, it is crucially important that we not fit in. Instead, we must express the creative spirit that more than anything wants to come through us and find its place in the world.

Whereas repressed and unexpressed creativity is the greatest poison to the human psyche, creativity that is given free reign to express itself is the greatest medicine imaginable.

Instead of passively subscribing to “the new normal,” let’s create “the new abnormal,” in which we engage in the radical act of being our naturally creative shamanic selves.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     You Are A Shaman, Healer, and Dreamer
     Written by Paul Levy.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of expressing your creative self (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
 "Normal" can stifle our effervescent self... making sure we don't stand out, don't "make waves", and become little cookie-cutter children. But we were created unique. We are not supposed to be like everyone else or anyone else. We are meant to be who we uniquely are. 

Our focus for today: Expressing my creativity is the greatest medicine imaginable.

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RELATED BOOK: Undreaming Wetiko

Undreaming Wetiko: Breaking the Spell of the Nightmare Mind-Virus
by Paul Levy.

book cover of Undreaming Wetiko by Paul LevyThe profound and radical Native American idea of “wetiko,” a virus of the mind, underlies the collective insanity and evil that is destructively playing out around the world. Yet, encoded within wetiko itself lies the very medicine needed to combat the mindvirus and heal both ourselves and our world.

Paul Levy begins by investigating how the process of becoming triggered, wounded, or falling into suffering can help us better understand the workings of wetiko in a way that transforms our struggles into opportunities for awakening. He highlights one of the primary archetypes currently activated in the collective unconscious of humanity—the wounded healer/shaman. Ultimately, the author reveals that the best protection and medicine for wetiko is to connect with the light of our true nature by becoming who we truly are.

For more info and/or to order this book, click hereAlso available as a Kindle edition and Audiobook.

About the Author

photo of Paul Levy, author of Wetiko: Healing the Mind-Virus that Plagues our WorldPaul Levy is a pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence and a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for more than 35 years. He has intimately studied with some of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibet and Burma. He was the coordinator of the Portland chapter of the PadmaSambhava Buddhist Center for over twenty years and is the founder of the Awakening in the Dream Community in Portland, Oregon. 

He is the author of The Madness of George Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis (2006), Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil (2013), Awakened by Darkness: When Evil Becomes Your Father (2015) and The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality (2018), and more

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